Bernie Sanders Draws Huge Crowd at Iowa Rally
Des Moines Register – Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday night assembled his largest Iowa crowd yet some 48 hours before Iowans will officially kick off the presidential nominating contest.
A student-heavy crowd packed the University of Iowa’s Iowa Field House for a Sanders campaign concert. University officials put the crowd count at about 3,900, though the campaign said that number was closer to 5,000. Either way, students stood outside for hours to get in Saturday night. And many more were turned away. The crowd happily sang along and cheered for headlining band Vampire Weekend. But it was the 74-year-old senator from Vermont who proved to be the night’s main event.